Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://secure.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/434/5114

From The Socialist newspaper, 6 April 2006

Fight for jobs at Manchester Airport

Lynn Worthington, Socialist Alternative candidate, Baguley ward, ManchesterOVER 150 jobs are to go at Manchester Airport. Part-owned by the very same councils who are hiking the council tax which built up the airport, they're now announcing these job losses. Many workers will wonder is this preparation for further privatisation?

Lynn Worthington, Socialist Alternative candidate, Baguley ward, Manchester (pictured left)

Airport bosses sent in some managers to try to break the strength of the unions at the airport. They did that with lies and false promises. Now, they've decided to remerge the different companies these managers created!

They are not only getting rid of these managers, they are threatening the jobs of many other workers. Is this a backdoor means to privatise the airport?

Bosses made big job cuts after an unsuccessful strike by security and other staff. This shows the need for a generalised cross-union campaign to defeat the job cuts and fight off the threat of full privatisation.

Airport workers tell us that security has been left to young job-seekers press-ganged into the very low pay and bad conditions which the unions fought against. On poverty pay and horrific hours, how can management expect casualised security staff to effectively prevent a terrorist attack?

An agency cleaner told us that management now demand that cleaners check the planes for bombs! Trade unions at the airport are holding a series of meetings to discuss the attacks. A reliable source tells us that management are intimidating staff, calling in workers to harangue them. These are the same managers holding seminars on bullying at work!

One of the biggest employers in Greater Manchester is preparing the ground for all-out war against its workforce. In the past, Manchester Airport provided jobs for workers across Manchester. Through their local authority positions, New Labour hold a massive stake in the airport, so what have they got say about this latest crisis?

Socialist Party members will be arguing for a mass movement of airport workers, the trade unions, and the wider community to fight all job losses. The fight against unemployment is the fight for the right to work on living wages.

Airport workers tell us that in the past the first in line for better-then-average redundancy payments included current Labour councillors. What an argument for a socialist alternative, and a Socialist Alternative on the council!

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 6 April 2006:

'We're fighting back'

Stop this privatisation

Fight to defend pensions

"The most solid strike ever"

Support grows for campaign for new workers' party

Socialist Party councillors make a difference

Fight for jobs at Manchester Airport

Coventry - re-elect Rob Windsor!

Haggerston school keeps on fighting

Leaders' timewasting tactics

Public services not private profit

When the generals prepared to seize power in Britain

Mass protests continue in France but what next?

When Jack met Condi, thousands protested

Iraq three years on

United Socialist Party wins election seat

Brazil: Successful Socialismo Revolucionario congress

Sharon's policies without Sharon

World Social Forum in Karachi

Message from the Parti Sosialis Malaysia


 

Home   |   The Socialist 6 April 2006   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Airport:

triangleSummer of airline industry strikes against low pay and worsening conditions

triangleScottish airport strikes - fight for better pay and pensions

triangleSupport the Glasgow Airport pay and pensions strike

triangleUnited States: strike ends federal shutdown

triangle'Stansted 15' - outrageous guilty verdict

Manchester:

triangleManchester & Salford Socialist Party: What does the general election result mean for 2020?

triangleManchester & Salford Socialist Party: The State and the lessons for the labour movement

triangleManchester Socialist Party: The fight for a minimum wage that workers can live on

triangleManchester Socialist Party: Tories Out - General Election Now!

Jobs:

triangle500 BBC journalists' jobs under threat

triangle6.5 million working poor: Fight to end low pay

triangleThem & Us

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

22/2/20

PCS

Workers call on Interserve bosses to recognise union

19/2/20

Rhondda Cynon Taff

Keep the pressure on to save Royal Glam A&E

19/2/20

Climate change

'Roses are red, violets are blue, BP and Shell - we're coming for you'

19/2/20

Newham

Stop Newham Labour's cuts and gentrification

19/2/20

Unite

London bus rep dismissal update

19/2/20

Birmingham

Support Clive Walder

19/2/20

East London

East London anti-academy strikes escalate

19/2/20

NEU

Sixth-form strikers stand firm for increased funding

19/2/20

Unite

Unite union executive council elections

19/2/20

CWU

CWU: Build for a massive Yes vote in Royal Mail

19/2/20

Hackney

Hackney parking wardens strike for 15 an hour

19/2/20

The Socialist

The Socialist: Ideas to change society

19/2/20

Peterborough

Peterborough food workers picket and protest

19/2/20

The Socialist

Socialist sellers

19/2/20

Environment

Socialist Students says democratise the climate strike movement

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 079 8202 1969

East Mids: 077 3797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 078 4114 4890

North West 079 5437 6096

South West: 077 5979 6478

Southern: 078 3368 1910

Wales: 079 3539 1947

West Mids: 024 7655 5620

Yorkshire: 077 0671 0041

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


February 2020

January 2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999